Thermo Orion AQ3010 Turbidity Meter

The Thermo Orion AQ3010 portable turbidity meter kit makes it easy to determine the clarity of a sample with one keystroke.


  • Autoranges from 0-1000 NTU for fast results
  • Easy vial indexing with continuous measurement mode
  • Everything you need in a field case for easy storage and transport
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The Thermo Orion AQ3010 portable turbidity meter kit makes it easy to determine the clarity of samples with one keystroke and without an extra light shield cap in many environments. With autoranging from 0 to 1000NTUs, the small, waterproof, portable meter is very easy to use. The meter is supplied with ready-to-use, highly stable EPA-approved polymer bead primary standards. Calibration is easy with step-by-step prompts with the option to choose which points to calibrate. The standards can be used for a cal check at any time, verifying that readings are accurate.

The Thermo Orion AQ3010 portable turbidity meter uses the nephelometric principle of measurement for the detection of light scattered at a 90-degree angle from the incident light. This infrared (IR) incident light meter meets ISO Standard 7027 Turbidity method. The IR light source of the AQ3010 meter offers better performance than tungsten sources in highly colored solutions and also offers a lower cost of ownership than tungsten bulb meters. The meter saves time and money with minimal maintenance of its LED light source, consistent calibrations and confidence in the accuracy and reproducibility of your results.


  • Automatic calibration for quick sample measurements
  • Calibration can be performed or updated using one to four standard points
  • Packaged with everything needed for easy startup - including a set of primary calibration standards, vials, silicone oil and cloth and a vial cleaning brush
  • Simple and intuitive interface with a large, bright LCD display and only 5 keys to perform all operations
  • 3-year warranty
  • Display: LCD
  • Keys: Power, Cal, Scroll Up, Scroll Down, Read/Enter
  • Automatic Range Selections and Resolution: 0.01 to 19.99 NTU with 0.01 NTU resolution
  • Automatic Range Selections and Resolution: 20.0 to 99.9 NTU with 0.1 NTU resolution
  • Automatic Range Selections and Resolution: 100-1000 NTU with 1 NTU resolution
  • Accuracy: +/- 2% of reading +/- 1 LSD for 0-500 NTU
  • Accuracy: +/- 3% of reading +/- 1 LSD for 501-1000 NTU
  • Repeatability: Greater of +/- 0.01 NTU or +/- 1% of reading
  • Response Time:< 6 seconds
  • Sample Requirement: 10 mL
  • Included Calibration Standards: 0.02, 20.0, 100, and 800 NTU
  • Sample Vials: 25mm diameter with indexing mark
  • Light Source: IR LED for ISO 7027 Turbidity measurement
  • Power: 4 x AAA> 3000 tests (4 x AAA Lithium> 12000 tests)
  • Battery conservation feature: Auto shutoff after 20 minutes of inactivity
  • Ambient Operating Temperature: 0 to 50 C (0 to 90% Non-Condensing Relative Humidity at 30 C)
  • Self Diagnostics: Yes, with troubleshooting error codes
  • Waterproof rating: IP67
  • Regulatory Approvals: CE, TUV 3-in-1 for CSA-US, FCC part 15
  • Warranty: 3 year
  • (1) AQ3010 turbidity meter
  • (1) Set of EPA-approved polymer-based primary turbidity standards; 4 vials
  • (1) Light shield cover
  • (3) Vials
  • (1) Lint-free cloth
  • Silicone oil
  • Batteries
  • MSDS and user guide
  • Field case
Questions & Answers
How long is the response time?
The AQ3010 has a quick reading wait time of
What is the silicone oil for?
The silicone oil should be thinly applied to the outside of the vial to fill small scratches and mask any imperfections in the glass. The silicone oil must have the same refractive properties as glass, so it is recommended to only use the supplied oil or its replacement (#AC3SIL).
Can I use a 16mm vial?
No, the AQ3010 turbidity meter should only be used with 25mm vials with black caps for accuracy.
Is the AQ3010 method EPA approved for drinking water?
The AQ3010 uses the ISO 7027 method, which is not an EPA approved method.
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